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This dad plays dress up every day for at-home field trips with his kids

Here’s how one dad is getting creative with homeschooling amid the coronavirus quarantine.
March 27, 2020, 8:09 PM
This dad plays dress up every day for at-home field trips with his kids

'Mira, Royal Detective' and other Disney shows to watch with your kids

15 Disney shows to watch with your kids, including "Mira, Royal Detective," which premieres Friday.
March 25, 2020, 2:33 AM
15 Disney shows to watch with your kids

American Academy of Pediatrics 'recognizes' kids will use more screens

Ways for parents to manage screen time with kids out of school
March 24, 2020, 8:47 PM
American Academy of Pediatrics 'recognizes' kids will use more screens

Parents open up about the struggles of homeschooling their children

With many parents working from home with kids who are out of school, moms and dads are feeling the strain of teaching and supervising kids at the same time.
March 24, 2020, 1:35 PM
Parents open up about the struggles of homeschooling their children

No more play dates? Ways for kids to stay connected during social distancing

Without play dates, young children do have ways to stay in touch: Messenger Kids, Zoom and video exchanges.
March 24, 2020, 1:28 PM
No more play dates? Ways for kids to stay connected during social distancing

This dad is dressing up in costumes everyday for at-home field trips for his kids

This Kentucky dad is getting creative with homeschooling while self-quarantining during the coronavirus outbreak.
March 24, 2020, 1:00 AM
This dad is dressing up in costumes everyday for at-home field trips for his kids

Playdates for kids in the age of social distancing

The American Academy of Pediatrics says virtual playdates are the best way to connect with other kids amid the coronavirus pandemic.
March 20, 2020, 1:32 PM
Playdates for kids in the age of social distancing

Lance Bass not giving up on being a dad, after 9th egg donor suffers miscarriage

It's tough "getting over" the disappoinment, the NSYNC member said.
March 20, 2020, 1:52 AM
Lance Bass not giving up on being a dad, after 9th egg donor suffers miscarriage

Adulting lessons to teach your kids while schools are closed

As millions of kids are out of school, here are ways to incorporate some life lessons about finances, email and more.
March 19, 2020, 1:54 PM
Adulting lessons to teach your kids while schools are closed

Mom's viral apple post is the perfect way to show kids how words can hurt

A mom from the U.K, posted to Facebook about apples to show kids how words can hurt.
March 9, 2020, 11:59 AM
Mom's viral apple post is the perfect way to show kids how words can hurt

Single mom combined 3 clever budgeting steps to eliminate $77K debt. Here are her tips

Kumiko Love wasn't always good with money. But as the 33-year-old mother embarked on a career as a credentialed financial counselor, she learned valuable information.
March 6, 2020, 10:41 PM
Single mom's viral budgeting method eliminated her $77K debt. Here are her tips

Mom who went undercover online to expose child predators reveals identity

This mom posed as a preteen online and reveals why she did it in a new documentary for parents.
1 month ago
Mom who went undercover online to expose child predators reveals identity

Woman hails fellow mom's like-minded 'strong parenting' after viral photo of child doing pushups in public

Two moms in Texas shared the same "strong parenting" sentiment and a photo of a child doing pushups in public has gone viral on Facebook.
1 month ago
Photo of mom making child do pushups in public restroom hailed as 'strong parenting'

Mom uses Ring camera to bust drivers not stopping for school bus

Joanna Bentley uses her doorbell camera to keep kids safe from reckless drivers.
1 month ago
Mom uses Ring camera to bust drivers not stopping for school bus

Russell Wilson's mom had the best advice for him about loving wife Ciara's son

Russell Wilson's mother, Tammy Wilson, recently opened up about the message she shared with her son when he told her about his relationship with Ciara.
1 month ago
Russell Wilson's mom had the best advice for him about loving wife Ciara's son

I'm 37 and I pose as children online to identify sexual predators. Here's what parents should know

"Sloane" offers tips and warnings to parents about who their kids might encounter online, and how they can stay safe.
2 months ago
I'm 37 and pose as kids online to identify sexual predators. What parents should know

Do little kids need 'toddler milk?': Here is what to know

Parents are increasingly turning to toddler milk products as an option for weaned tots. Here's what experts say about the growing toddler milk market.
2 months ago
Do little kids need 'toddler milk?': Here is what to know

Proposed Missouri book ban could jail librarians for loaning 'inappropriate' content

A bill in the Missouri House of Representatives calls for a task force to remove 'age-inappropriate' books and a fine for libraries that don't comply.
2 months ago
Book ban could jail librarians for loaning 'inappropriate' content

Toddlers' DIY mishaps makes for a hilarious viral Twitter thread

Toddler gives her mom a pedicure that results in viral Twitter thread.
2 months ago
Toddlers' DIY mishaps make for a hilarious viral Twitter thread

Occupational therapist shares tips for a child’s development on Instagram

Rachel Coley of Can-Do Kiddos demonstrates how to keep a baby engaged during tummy time.
2 months ago
Occupational therapist shares tips for a child’s development on Instagram

Mom's managers write sweet letter to kids when she returns from maternity leave

Mom gets sweet letter from managers after maternity leave.
2 months ago
Mom's managers write sweet letter to kids after maternity leave

Hilary Duff reveals she had 'mom guilt' about having 2nd child

Hilary Duff shared her feelings of "mom guilt" about having a second child and how her son, Luca, would handle being a big brother.
2 months ago
Hilary Duff reveals she had 'mom guilt' about having 2nd child

Praise over punishment: Which one is best for kids?

A new study says that praising kids, rather than punishing them, leads to 30% better performance in the classroom.
2 months ago
Praise over punishment: Which one is best for kids?

Mom, who's a certified car seat safety technician, offers smart tips for buckling up

Michelle Pratt, a mom of two and a nationally certified car seat safety technician, said her mission is to keep children safe by training parents.
2 months ago
Mom, who's a certified car seat safety technician, offers tips for buckling up

How an Instagram influencer is teaching parents about car seat safety

Michelle Pratt of Safe in the Seat gives advice and tips on Instagram about how to buckle kids in and how tight straps should be.
2 months ago
How an Instagram influencer is teaching parents about car seat safety

How to use baby talk the right way to get young kids talking

Brooke Dwyer and Bridget Hilsberg of Speech Sisters give advice and tips via their Instagram account to help parents get their kids talking.
2 months ago
How to use baby talk the right way to get young kids talking

How to prevent your baby from choking

Shannon Tripp gives her top pieces of parenting advice, which she shares regularly on Instagram.
2 months ago
How to prevent your baby from choking

Lawmaker calls for more maternity leave after giving birth during legislative session

Colorado state Sen. Brittany Pettersen gave birth on Jan. 19.
2 months ago
Lawmaker calls for more maternity leave after giving birth during legislative session

Women come to the defense of a nursing mom at Chick-fil-A

Dozens of mothers have come to the defense of a woman who says she was asked to cover up while breastfeeding inside a Chick-fil-A in Georgia
2 months ago

Photo of negative pregnancy test after '1,200 days of trying' hits home for thousands

Tara Engelberg, 33, a "mama in waiting" from Denver, Colorado, has often shared her infertility journey with over 2,000 followers.
2 months ago
Photo of negative pregnancy test after '1,200 days of trying' hits home for thousands

Pregnancy, breastfeeding may lower risk of early menopause: Study

ABC News' Dr. Jennifer Ashton shares what women need to know.
2 months ago
Pregnancy, breastfeeding may lower risk of early menopause: Study

Single mom of 3 who scrubs floors during overnight shift adopts 2 siblings

A few months ago, Sherina Akins of Miami, Florida, officially adopted Christyana, 10 and Isaiah, 1, at Miami Dade Children Juvenile Courthouse.
2 months ago
Single mom of 3 who scrubs floors during overnight shift adopts 2 siblings

Candace Cameron Bure opens up about going from a full house to an empty nest

The actress talks about how she and her husband have been coping with her kids out of the house and her new children's book series.
2 months ago
Candace Cameron Bure opens up about going from a full house to an empty nest

Screen time may not be so bad for teens

New research says that spending a lot of time on phones may not be as bad for teens’ mental health as previously thought, but parents should address how kids use that time.
2 months ago
Screen time may not be so bad for teens

Baby laughs hysterically at dad’s boxing moves

Sando Reapa Louis’ 6-month-old daughter Jamila can't stop cracking up while he practices his punches.
2 months ago
Baby laughs hysterically at dad’s boxing moves

'Jersey Shore' star reveals 1-year-old son's foot condition while shutting down mom shamers

Deena Cortese, a star from MTV's "Jersey Shore," is clapping back at mommy shamers who apparently criticized her for not putting shoes on her 1-year-old.
2 months ago
'Jersey Shore' star reveals son's foot condition while shutting down mom shamers

What women should know about their reproductive system as they age

Dr. Jennifer Ashton breaks down what women need to know about how aging affects their reproductive system.
2 months ago
What women should know about their reproductive system as they age

Alicia Silverstone opens up about her unique parenting style

The actress tells her 8-year-old son “no thank you,” as a form of “reprimanding.”
2 months ago
Alicia Silverstone opens up about her unique parenting style

Mom's viral reaction to daughter's accident sparks debate on punishing kids

A mother's viral Facebook post is igniting conversations surrounding parenting styles, and how to approach your child when they've done something wrong.
2 months ago
Mom's viral reaction to daughter's accident sparks debate on punishing kids

Former Navy Seal Jocko Willnick's parenting and leadership tips

The best-selling author shares secrets to success from his book "Leadership Strategy and Tactics."
3 months ago
Former Navy Seal Jocko Willnick's parenting and leadership tips

Divorced couple shares their guide to co-parenting

Many divorces are contentious, but Nikki DeBartolo and Benjamin Heldfond, the authors of “Our Happy Divorce,” say it doesn’t have to be that way.
3 months ago
Divorced couple shares their guide to co-parenting

Mom hits 'twin lottery' with two sets of twins in one year

Two sets of twin boys both arrived to one mom in 2019.
3 months ago
Mom hits 'twin lottery' with two sets of twins in one year

New book helps parents become present with their kids

“The Power of Showing Up” by Daniel Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson focuses on parenting and helps improve relationships with kids.
3 months ago
New book helps parents become present with their kids

Giving birth can come with staggering out-of-pocket costs

Between 2008 and 2015, average out-of-pocket spending for childbirth and maternity care among women with employer health insurance rose from $3,069 to $4,569.
3 months ago
Giving birth can come with staggering out-of-pocket costs

New mom says everyone needs friends ‘who show the hell up’ in viral post

An Oklahoma mom penned a viral post about her friend who came to help her in the early days of motherhood.
3 months ago
New mom says everyone needs friends ‘who show the hell up’ in viral post

How much does it cost to have a baby?

Average out-of-pocket spending for childbirth and maternity care among women with employer health insurance jumped sharply between 2008 and 2015, from $3,069 to $4,569.
3 months ago
How much does it cost to have a baby?

'Supernanny' Jo Frost helps viewers makeover their parenting styles

It's been eight years since Frost helped families navigate parenting as "Supernanny," but she's back tackling issues for families such as postpartum depression.
3 months ago
'Supernanny' Jo Frost helps viewers makeover their parenting styles

Momtroversy: Kids with no bedtimes

One mom lets her kids decide bedtime. Here's what an expert says.
3 months ago
Momtroversy: Kids with no bedtimes

Top baby names of the decade

Popular baby naming site Nameberry did a roundup of the top 10 baby names for boys and girls born between 2010 and 2018.
3 months ago
Top baby names of the decade

Viral 'be kind to me' post from a kid's point of view is a good reminder for parents everywhere

Esther Sowerby, who has worked with children for 20 years in many roles, wrote a post from a child's point of view about how holiday stress can affect children.
3 months ago
Viral 'be kind to me' post from a kid's point of view is a good reminder for parents